After a great trip Sunday morning, all I could think about at work was getting back out there for more winter Brown Trout fishing. So I ran home after work and launch the boat @ 3:45 pm . The High pressure had slowly pushed out and it was getting more and more cloudy as the day went on. I was the only boat on the lake and right off the bat missed 3 quick bites that fouled my lure into my line. Then, I caught a skinny 21 inch hookjaw and 2 small Bows. At 4:45pm I hooked into a good fighter…actually it was the best fighting Brown I have ever caught!! It jumped about a dozen times, tail-walking like a Marlin– then it dove deep- then jump-then deep..ect… it honesty took me about 5 minute to get into the boat.. It was a nice thick and honorary – 4 pound Brown.
15 minutes later, I went back to the spot where we caught the 6 pounder the day before and as I did my usual speed change –BOOM I got slammed !!! I could tell it was a heavy fish so I slowly worked him out into deeper water and then into my net!! It was a 25 inch Hen that was super girthy– it weighed 6.5 pounds. I am really getting excited about the average size fish this year- it is definitely a better year than last year — I can’t wait for the spring and fall bites next year–there should be some real Toads swimming around by then. The pics did not turn out as good as I would have hoped – I was alone and in a hurry to release this fish to catch again next year!! She swam away great and splashed me with some 40 degree water to the face!! I trolled till 6pm and called it quits.